Fadime Arıkan, Başak Bağlama, Ahmet Yıkmış


The aim of this research is to determine politicians’ views on special education policies in North Cyprus. Qualitative data were collected in the research and “semi-structured interview” technic was used which is one of the qualitative research methods. Study group consisted of 10 politicians living in North Cyprus. In order to determine views of politicians, 6 questions were prepared and asked. A comprehensive literature review was carried out in order to prepare the interview form of the research and the form was finalized after receiving experts’ evaluations from the field of special education. The obtained data were analyzed with induction method and themes were formed. According to the results of the research, politicians stated that North Cyprus special education policies are insufficient, there are deficiencies in current legal regulations and more importance and necessary basis are needed for special education in parallel to the developments worldwide. In line with the results of the research, various recommendations were presented for further research, policies and practices.


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